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High School Wellness Interactive Tools

Animations

  • Diabetes Detective: Examining the Evidence - Research tells us it’s possible to prevent or delay the development of diabetes. View the Diabetes Detective to discover the facts that everyone needs to know.

  • Diabetes Detective: Uncovering the Complications - Diabetes can affect vital organs such as the eyes, the heart and blood vessels, the kidneys, and the nerves. Research demonstrates that taking preventive action can slow progression of this disease. View Diabetes Detective: Uncovering the Complications to discover ways to positively affect your health.

 

Calculator

  • Asthma Zone Calculator - You need to know your personal best peak flow number to help control your asthma. This calculator will determine your Green, Yellow, and Red Zones, based on your personal best peak flow number.

  • Asthma Zone Tool - This tool is for people with asthma. To use this tool, you must have a peak flow number. Your peak flow is how fast you exhale air after taking a deep breath. Your peak flow tells you and your doctor how well your lungs are working.

  • Children's BMI Calculator - BMI, or body mass index, uses weight and height to calculate weight status for adults. BMI for children and teens also takes into account gender and age because healthy body fatness differs between boys and girls and changes as they grow. This BMI calculator will help you determine if your child is at a healthy weight.

  • Children's Body Mass Index

 

Quizzes

  • Acne Quiz - Learn about acne with this multiple-choice quiz. You'll learn, for example, which factors promote blackheads.

  • Addiction Quiz - Addiction to drugs or alcohol can happen to anyone of any age, social status, race, or income level. Find out more by taking this quiz.

  • Alcohol Abuse - Each year, about 100,000 deaths in the United States are related to alcohol consumption. Learn more about the effects of abusing alcohol by taking this quiz.

  • Athlete's Foot Quiz - The itching caused by athlete's foot can be intense. Named for the active people who seem most prone to this condition, athlete's foot can affect even couch potatoes. Find out more by taking this multiple-choice quiz.

  • Calcium Quiz - True or false: If you don't get enough calcium in your diet, your body will take the calcium it needs from your bones.

  • Car Safety Quiz - True or false: If someone is following your car too closely, you should gently tap your brakes as a warning.

  • Celebrity Illness Quiz - Ronald Reagan died of Alzheimer's disease. Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis died of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Rock singer Sting has bipolar disorder. When the famous among us get sick, it makes the news, no matter what the illness. Here's a quiz to see if you're up-to-date on celebrities' health, both past and present.

  • Chlamydia Quiz - Answer this one: The STD chlamydia is a bacterium that is transmitted through intimate physical contact. What's the most common means of transmission?

  • Contraception Quiz - About half of all pregnancies are unplanned, says the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. But women today have many safe and reliable options to choose from if they want to prevent pregnancy. Test your knowledge of contraception by taking this quiz.

  • Drug Abuse Quiz - Drug abuse and addiction can break apart families, ruin personal relationships, and make it difficult to keep a job.

  • Eating Disorders Quiz - Many of us turn to dieting to shed a few extra pounds, but for some people, dieting becomes an obsession that turns into an eating disorder. This quiz provides helpful information on eating disorders.

  • Genital Herpes Quiz - Answer this one: Besides the genital area and the mouth, where else can HSV sores occasionally appear?

  • Growth Plate Quiz - True or false: The growth plate most often fractured is in the ankle? Learn the answers to important questions about the growth plate by taking this quiz.

  • HIV/AIDS Quiz - More than 1.1 million Americans are infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Find out more about HIV and AIDS by taking this quiz.

  • Inhalant Abuse Quiz - A surprisingly large number of American teenagers experiment with intoxicating inhalants, resulting in an untold number of deaths. Find out more about inhalant abuse by taking this quiz.

  • Marijuana Quiz - Knowing about marijuana can help you recognize its use in others, so you can encourage them to seek treatment. Marijuana contains the flowers, stems, seeds, and leaves of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. To learn more about marijuana, take this quiz.

  • PMS - Answer this one: How many symptoms have been tied to PMS? If you guessed more than 100, you're right.

  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Quiz - Answer this one: Which is the most common bacterial STD?

  • Snow Sport Safety Quiz - Each year, thousands of skiers and snowboard enthusiasts are injured, some seriously. Learn more about snow sports injuries and how to prevent them by taking this quiz.

  • Summer Sun Exposure - Hot weather, clear skies, and extra leisure time in the summer mean that many people spend hours in the sun. Lengthy sun exposure can raise the risk for skin cancer if you don't take steps to protect yourself.

  • Tattoos and Body Piercing - Tattooing has been performed as a decorative practice since ancient times. It is now also being used for some cosmetic medical procedures and for permanent make-up applications.

  • Teen Health Quiz - Take this multiple-choice quiz to answer your questions about teen health. Example: Routine physical examinations should be done how often during the teen years?

  • Teen Immunization Quiz - Thanks to vaccines, most U.S. children are protected against serious diseases such as measles, mumps, diphtheria, polio, and chickenpox. But what happens to that protection in adolescence?

 

Videos

  • Obesity - People can become obese by taking in more calories than they burn. Obesity also appears to be influenced by genetics. This video discusses the health risks associated with obesity and what treatment and lifestyle changes are commonly recommended.

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